Belford Oaks is a purpose-built, not-for-profit, community-based centre, which is registered for 35 children each day.
We are situated amongst oak trees, which is fundamental to our name and central to the local community.
We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach developed by Loris Malaguzzi, to children’s learning and through this approach we understand that children use many different ways to express their thoughts and creativity. The Educators at Belford Oaks recognise the environment as the third teacher and place great emphasis on exploring the natural environment; this is evident in the educational setting we create for the children especially the outdoor play spaces.
Our Kinder Programs
At Belford Oaks we provide a fully Funded Kindergarten program for both 3 year olds and 4 year olds, with in our Long Day Care setting. The Kindergarten Programs are run by two Bachelor trained teacher five days a week. The Kindergarten room is a 3-5 year old room with 15 children a day. Government requirements for children attending a Funded Kinder in the year before school are that children must be enrolled in our service for a minimum of 15 hours a week. As our program is run for 5 hours a day 5 days a week children must have access to a minimum of 3 days a week.
To find out more about our Funded Kindergarten Program please see our information sheet.
Child safety is embedded in our culture at Belford oaks. We are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children as well as continually educating children about their rights. Educators aim to empower children through active listening and assisting them to develop a sense of belonging and a feeling of safety and security within their environment.
For more about our commitment to Child Safety please read our commitment statement.
Belford Oaks CCC recognises the high risk of skin cancer in Australia and will undertake and assist families in the following procedures to minimise this risk. The sun protection measures listed below are used for all outdoor activities during the daily local sun protection times (issued whenever UV levels are 3 and above), typically from Mid-August to the end of April in Victoria.